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Localized plasmon resonances of bimetallic AgAuAg nanorods

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We investigated the localized surface plasmon resonances of individual AgAuAg nanorods (NRs) using the dark-field spectro-microscopy technique. We find that the scattering spectra of such hetero-NRs show longitudinal resonance wavelengths that are nearly insensitive to the relative composition of Ag and Au. Instead, the resonance is mostly governed by the overall length of the nanorod. This shows that the plasmons oscillate along the entire length of the NR without the significant perturbation at the Ag–Au interfaces. The results demonstrate that the overall geometry as well as the composition determine the tunability of the hetero-metallic nanostructures, and provide an important design rule for the composition-tunable bimetallic plasmon structures.

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24 Sep 2012
04 Dec 2012
First published
05 Dec 2012

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013,15, 4190-4194
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Localized plasmon resonances of bimetallic AgAuAg nanorods

S. Ahn, D. Kim, D. Seo, W. Choi, G. Yi, H. Song, Q. Park and Z. H. Kim, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2013, 15, 4190
DOI: 10.1039/C2CP43365F

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